Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The birthplace of American independence and home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia offers a unique variety of attractions, culture, entertainment, and activities that are sure to please.

Tour the city’s historic neighborhoods and other sites free to the public. Stroll the Old City, Philadelphia’s first commercial district. In addition to Betsy Ross’s home and Elfreth’s Alley (America’s oldest continuously residential street), Old City is known for the most exciting collection of art galleries on the East Coast. Next, running along the Delaware River are hundreds of historically significant townhouses and places of worship which make up the whole of Society Hill. Encompassing North and South Broad Street, The Avenue of the Arts is one of the premier cultural destinations in the city and the region and home to the Academy of Music, the Merriam Theater, Wilma Theater, Freedom Theatre, and the Regional Performing Arts Center.

Visit Chinatown, where the “Chinese Friendship Gate” at 10th and Arch Streets welcomes you to this bustling community that has established itself as a center for fine art, culture, and the very best in Asian culinary delights for more than a century. On the banks of the Schuylkill River, just west of Center City, Manayunk boasts more than 65 chic boutiques, galleries, and dozens of restaurants. The “hippest street in Philadelphia,” South Street is famous for its eclectic shops, restaurants, and dynamic nightlife.

The Bellevue Hotel

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Discover true grandeur, historic style and unrivaled service at one of the most iconic hotels in the all of downtown Philadelphia. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, The Bellevue Hotel seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. Explore the Avenue of the Arts, featuring some of the city’s most unique cultural touchstones, museums and live performance spaces. Savor a variety of culinary delights, including delectable dishes at XIX (NINETEEN), all of which are thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. Stay fit at the Sporting Club, offering 93,000 square feet of fitness space, including strength training equipment and full-sized gymnasium. The Sporting Club is considered one of the city’s preeminent health clubs and was recently ranked number two among Best Hotel Gyms in the United States. See more of Philadelphia, including sporting events, luxury shopping and some of the city’s best restaurants, moments from the hotel.

Enjoy some of the premier shops in all of Philadelphia without ever having to leave the building - the historic Bellevue is home to a number of the world’s most renowned retailers! Standard guest rooms feature one King or two Queen Hyatt Grand Bed™ (based on availability) featuring sumptuous linens and a feather duvet, flat screen TV, safe, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron/board, hair dryer, KenetMD bath amenities, generous work area, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and data port. Discover true grandeur within these luxuriously oversized Philadelphia hotel accommodations.

Hotel parking is located in the adjacent PARKWAY Bellevue Garage, easily accessible via sky bridge. Maximum height clearance for the garage is 6’4”. Hotel Guest Rates: Overnight self-parking, $35 per night (in and out privileges up to 5pm on departure day); Overnight valet parking, $45 per night (in and out privileges up to 5pm on departure day). Prices subject to change without notice. Hyatt at the Bellevue is located approximately 13 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

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TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

Possess the scientific background for clinical practice

Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it

Maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care

Manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides

Serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Current Challenges in Anesthesia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 5-8, 2018

Thursday, April 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Cleared for Surgery J.Kryc  
  0830 Statins and Noncardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk? J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Porphyria and Anesthesia J.Augoustides  
  1045 Your Friend Is Vasopressin J.Augoustides  
  1145 Hemodynamic Collapse in the OR J.Augoustides  
  1245 Adjourn 2.9 Pharmacology  
 

Friday, April 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms? J.Kryc  
  0830 The World of Cosmetic Surgery: Expect the Unexpected A.Visan  
  0930 Break
  0945 HIV Infection: What Can It Do? J.Augoustides  
  1045 HIV Infection: What About My Anesthetic? J.Augoustides  
  1145 Patient Safety J.Augoustides  
  1245 Adjourn 1.3 Pharmacology  
 

Saturday, April 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 What Is the Role of an Anesthesia Information System in the Current Healthcare Environment? A.Visan  
  0830 Value, Quality and Safety: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals Part I A.Visan  
  0930 Break
  0945 Value, Quality and Safety. Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Professionals Part II A.Visan  
  1045 Introduction to Nanotechnology: Honey I Shrunk the Kids J.Kryc  
  1145 Nanomedicine: The Cyborg Era Begins J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn 1.2 Pharmacology  
 

Sunday, April 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Preeclampsia: What the Nonobstetric Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Kryc  
  0830 Postoperative Pain Management: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Measuring Costs in Anesthesia: Challenges and Opportunities A.Visan  
  1045 Anesthesia on Auto Pilot: Forecasting the Future Practice A.Visan  
  1145 The Payment Model Structure Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Anesthesia Practice A.Visan  
  1245 Adjourn 1.1 Pharmacology  

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

6.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

John G. T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA
CEO, Executive Cortex Consulting, LLC
Miami, Florida

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034632; Expiration Date 4/8/2018.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 February 4, 2018 to March 6, 2018. No refund after March 6, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.